Apostolic sect leaders remanded in custody

Source: Apostolic sect leaders remanded in custody – NewsDay Zimbabwe


THE two members of the Johane Masowe eChishanu apostolic sect arrested last Thursday for illegally convening a gathering in Hurungwe in contravention of the COVID-19 lockdown measures were yesterday further remanded in custody to July 26.

Moffat Phiri (34) and Emmanuel Bango (28), both from Chikuti in Hurungwe district, at the weekend appeared before Karoi provincial magistrate Felix Chauromwe.

They were not asked to plead on the charges of contravening COVID-19 regulations by holding public gatherings.

Prosecutor Gerald Dhamusi told the court that the accused led a gathering of 40 worshippers on July 15 at Magaisa Business Centre in contravention of COVID-19 regulations.